Added Apr 22, 2012
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My Jalie 2921 knit scarf-collar floral top: quick, easy and satisfying! And now officially my favorite top I own! Wore it to work Friday and received two unsolicited compliments (by which I mean, they were given without me blurting out “I-made-this-top-what-do-you-think?!” first). It’s a close-fitting v-neck knit top with a two-piece front and various sleeve length and scarf collar options. I made the S (34" bust) overall, but as per Katie’s tips traced the size V (37") for the bust and front sleeve armhole (to adjust for my 37" full bust).
There’s still about 3-4" negative ease across the bust—just enough to make it fitted, but not enough to distort the side seams when I wear it). The waist (which I tapered back to the smaller size) has a few inches of positive ease—I might take it in more next time I make this.
I sewed the seams on the serger and the twin-needle hem on my regular sewing machine.
More details on my blog, Polka Dot Overload
Poly (ITY?) geometric floral jersey from Metro Textiles in NYC, with a fun 1960s vibe to the print. $6 for 1.5 yards, I believe, and I still have enough left for a sleeveless top. It’s really awesome and soft and substantial and has a great drape and cling to it. Sadly, like most of its polyester sisters it does NOT press, so the hemming was a bit difficult.
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